The Daily Eastern News

Falling out of friendship: A sad, necessary learning experience

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer

June 26, 2020

"Falling out of friendship" with someone, or eventually losing touch with a person who was previously a good friend, feels like getting stabbed with a million little needle pricks of gloom and unrest. But it's a bittersweet part of life that's necessary in everyone's individual development. I guess...

National Make a Friend Day

Allison Little

February 10, 2020

National Make A Friend Day, an unofficial holiday that encourages people create new friendships, is Tuesday, and Eastern students reflected on what friendship means to them. Destiny Rowel, a freshman undecided major, said that making friends can be possible just by starting a simple introduction. “I’m...

Diagnose your relationships with others

Megan Keane, Columnist

February 6, 2020

I’ll often find myself in the midst of these longstanding friendships or “situationships” and assess how I acquired the feelings that I have. Giving yourself some distance from those people makes this easier, whether it’s your choice or it’s forced upon you by them. You’ve got to diagnose t...

Remind your friends that you love them

Jessica Stewart

October 8, 2019

It’s a common belief that the word “love” is special and should only be used sparingly. You shouldn’t throw it around at just anyone. I strongly disagree. I tell so many people in my life that I love them, and it hasn’t lost one ounce of meaning for me. I tell my close friends I love them...

College friends are the best friends you’ll ever have

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 23, 2019

Remember when we all said that we’d keep in touch with our friends from high school? Remember when you thought your high school best friends would be your best friends for life? I remember, and oh how foolish I was. Little did I know that in college I would meet some of the best people I have...

3 traits to determine a friend’s toxicity

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

April 21, 2019

Friends are people who are supposed to care about you and your wellbeing, or so I thought. I recently had a friendship end a couple of weeks ago. The friendship lasted a year and a half and I thought we would be friends until college ended. Now that we are no longer friends, I see how much happier I am. L...

Don’t ask for favors if you didn’t help yourself first

December 4, 2018

Asking for favors is a timeless act that has been passed down for centuries. Just about everyone asks for favors or the more contemporary term “solids,” and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, those of us who are gracious enough to grant these favors are blessings in disguise. Those of ...

Let friends know you made it home safely

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

October 9, 2018

Have you ever told a friend to text you when they make it home safely after leaving your house? I’m sure most people have because I think it’s a pretty common thing to do, but have you ever had them forget to text you? Have they ever fallen asleep right when they get home without texting you? If...

Nothing wrong with a disagreement

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2018

My friends and acquaintances span over a very broad and vast set of beliefs. Some of them like pineapple on pizza (those ones tend to stay acquaintances) and the others know that pineapples don’t belong on pizza because the only fruit that belongs on pizza is a tomato. I love being able to have...

Best Buddies builds relationships

Vanessa Saltijeral, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2018

For students in Eastern’s chapter of Best Buddies, the group is more than a registered student organization. Amber Salutric, a sophomore foreign languages and communication disorders and sciences major, was able to forge a close friendship through her time at the organization. With programs in...

Bettering yourself means changing yourself

Liz Stephens, columnist

February 4, 2018

Recently while having lunch with my friend Clinton, I told him many ideas of change I decided I needed to make in my life to help myself grow as a person. My many decisions included trying to go with the flow more instead of being an obsessive planner, being more social and making it a point to listen...

Befriending is not the same as flirting

Andrew Paisley, Columnist

January 24, 2018

Being a homosexual man, there is one thing that has always bothered me when it comes to heterosexual men. For some reason, heterosexual men truly believe that if a homosexual man talks to them or tries to befriend them, they automatically think that it is flirting. I am here to tell you right now that it is n...

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